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Weekly Favorites: 6 Mid-Year Tax Moves, Make Storm Tax Plans, Student Loan Interest Rate Changes

TaxACT Weekly Favorites July 5 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  July 12, 2013

6 Quick Mid-Year Tax Moves to Make via Kay Bell
With time ticking away so quickly, we need to act now to take advantage of tax moves that could help reduce our upcoming 2013 tax bill. Here are six easy tax tasks to take care of this month. Continue reading...

Make Storm Tax Plans Now via Bankrate
Tropical Storm Chantal has petered out, but the Atlantic hurricane season is still young. So now is the perfect time to think about safeguarding your financial records, particularly your tax information. Continue reading…

Student Loan Interest Rate Changes: How They Affect You via Sally Herigstad
Student loan interest rates are doubling! Should we panic yet? Or is this just the scare of the month? It’s a little of both, actually. Here’s how the student loan interest rate change may affect you. Continue reading… 

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It is absolutely ridiculous that school loan rates are higher than 30 year mortgage rates.  In several states, they have no recourse mortgages meaning you can walk away and even if you owe more than the home is worth the lender cannot come after you.  Students cannot discharge a student loan and yet they are treated as if they are a higher risk!

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